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what's on

Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

  • Everyone Everyone
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

Immerse yourself in the underwater world of tropical reefs and meet the inhabitants of these richly diverse habitats.

  • Everyone Everyone
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

Step inside a tropical world of caterpillars, chrysalises and hundreds of fluttering moths and butterflies.

  • Families Families (all ages)
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Woodeaton Project
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Woodeaton Project

See our scientists and volunteers in action in the Specimen Preparation Area (SPA) of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Family Explorer Backpacks
Family Explorer Backpacks

Families can explore the galleries together with a passport, binoculars and activity book.

  • Families Families (under 7s)
Dino Scientists
Dino Scientists

School event (KS2) Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

Schools (KS2, KS3) Encounter the Museum's largest, smallest and possibly most beautiful specimens.

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1-3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2) Investigate how teeth are related to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) Perform your own fossil dig and draw conclusions about how dinosaurs looked.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Wildlife Garden Explorers
Wildlife Garden Explorers

School event (Nursery: 3 years+, Reception, KS1) Investigate the wildlife garden in the role of explorers.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30, 13:30 - 14:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Free tickets at information desks.

10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10

  • Everyone Everyone
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1) Develop your pupils' science skills with this self-guided tour through the Museum.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Free tickets at information desks.

13:30 - 14:20

  • Everyone Everyone
Life in the Colonies
Life in the Colonies

Explore the strange world of colonial animals and find out why there is strength in numbers.

14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

15:40 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
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